For Oprah, that might mean a cookie instead of a whole cake; for the rest of us, perhaps a movie instead of an escalade.
I mean, he bought her an escalade, but she still had to make the payments.
In that scene, would they really drive around in an escalade?
In spite of this gallantry it proved impossible to capture the castle by escalade, and Albuquerque ordered a retreat to Goa.
And with his clubbed rifle he killed an Apache who was trying to escalade the hut.
The escalade of masonry escarpments eighteen feet high can never be successful without much preparation.
He seems fitted for the race and the escalade rather than for the struggle.
An escalade of sheer mountains and a battling through vales choked with unbelievable thorns.
The tte-du-pont, a strong fortification, was taken by escalade.
He stopped suddenly, and gazed for a moment at the riband on the top of the escalade.
1590s, "action of using ladders to scale the walls of a fortified place," from Middle French escalade (16c.) "an assault with ladders on a fortification," from Italian scalata, fem. past participle of scalare "to climb by means of a ladder," from scala "ladder," related to Latin scandere "to climb" (see scan). For initial e-, see especial.